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Upstream? Midstream? Downstream? Petroleum Industry Processes

25 Questions
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How is your knowledge of the big picture in the petroleum industry? Here is a chance for you to test your understanding of processes in the petroleum industry by identifying whether they are upstream, midstream, or downstream. For each process, click the box that corresponds to its stage in the overall flow.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Wide-Azimuth seismic acquisition
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Mid-stream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 2. 
    Horizontal drilling
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 3. 
    Axial-centrifugal compressors / oil pumps
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 4. 
    Inline inspection (PIG)
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 5. 
    Hydraulic Fracturing
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 6. 
    Petrochemical plant
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 7. 
    Packaging lubricants
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 8. 
    Alkylation unit
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 9. 
    Fuels and non-fuels retailing
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 10. 
    Ammonia plant
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 11. 
    Enhanced oil recovery 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 12. 
    Lease Sale
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 13. 
    Subsurface geology
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 14. 
    Concessions
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 15. 
    Running well logs / petrophysics
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 16. 
    Setting surface casing
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 17. 
    Fuel gas processing and storage
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 18. 
    Crude oil distillation
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 19. 
    Petrochemical plant
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 20. 
    Petroleum product distribution
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 21. 
    Mineral take-off
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 22. 
    Well stimulation
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 23. 
    Economic studies
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 24. 
    Multi-Azimuth seismic acquisition
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 25. 
    Gas lift
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream